Sony is making The Last of Us movie

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#1 Edited by IgGy621985 (5449 posts) -

Sam Raimi is rumored as a director.

Naughty Dog bosses Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra are teaming up with Evil Dead director Sam Raimi for the film, and The Last of Us directors Neil Druckmann and Bruce Staley will be involved as well. No word on a plot just yet, other than the logline from Deadline:

Hardened survivor Joel teams with young and capable companion Ellie to journey through a radically transformed world some 20 years after an infectious pandemic ravages humanity. The game has won numerous awards and has been a big seller since its release last summer.

More here. (link currently dead)

Thoughts?

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#2 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

again?

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#3 Posted by Chutebox (43316 posts) -

This could be awesome....probably not though.

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#4 Posted by freedomfreak (49899 posts) -
@CrownKingArthur said:

again?

:dayna2:

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#5 Posted by Shewgenja (19117 posts) -

Well, if any game has a chance of actually translating into a movie, this would be the one. It sure would be nice if Hollywood would take these franchises seriously.

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#6 Posted by Ballroompirate (25909 posts) -

So it's going to be like The Road which might ether be a good thing or a bad thing.

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#7 Posted by wolverine4262 (20831 posts) -

It only says Sam Raimi is producing.

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#8 Edited by heretrix (37792 posts) -

@IgGy621985 said:

Bad news: Sam Raimi is the director. His last movie was Evil Dead remake.

Thoughts?

Sam Raimi didn't do the Evil Dead remake, He created the originals, which were fucking awesome.

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#9 Posted by sts106mat (24175 posts) -

what happened to the Peter Jackson Halo movie?, the bioshock movie? the mass effect movie ? the uncharted movie is still coming though right?

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#10 Posted by ni6htmare01 (2588 posts) -

whats the point? the freaking game is like a movie

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#11 Edited by IgGy621985 (5449 posts) -

@heretrix said:

@IgGy621985 said:

Bad news: Sam Raimi is the director. His last movie was Evil Dead remake.

Thoughts?

Sam Raimi didn't do the Evil Dead remake, He created the originals. Which were fucking awesome.

True, correcting the op.

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#12 Edited by IgGy621985 (5449 posts) -

@sts106mat said:

what happened to the Peter Jackson Halo movie?, the bioshock movie? the mass effect movie ? the uncharted movie is still coming though right?

There won't be a Halo movie, but Halo TV series. Spielberg will be producing it.

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#13 Posted by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -

@IgGy621985 said:

Sam Raimi

Stopped caring right there

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#14 Edited by Heil68 (57859 posts) -

I guess it's time to win some Oscars.

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#15 Edited by Flubbbs (4869 posts) -

video game adaptions are always sketchy.. atleast Neil Druckmann is doing the script and Josh Brolin as Joel would be pretty awesome..

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#16 Posted by SolidTy (49991 posts) -

@IgGy621985 said:

Sam Raimi is rumored as a director.

Naughty Dog bosses Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra are teaming up with Evil Dead director Sam Raimi for the film, and The Last of Us directors Neil Druckmann and Bruce Staley will be involved as well. No word on a plot just yet, other than the logline from Deadline:

Hardened survivor Joel teams with young and capable companion Ellie to journey through a radically transformed world some 20 years after an infectious pandemic ravages humanity. The game has won numerous awards and has been a big seller since its release last summer.

More here. (link currently dead)

Thoughts?

WOW, if Raimi does it.

Usually movies like this get young, first time directors. What a coup if they get Raimi to actually direct...and no, I won't count it if Raimi merely produces it.

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#17 Posted by ActicEdge (24492 posts) -

Could work if it was not about joel and ellie. Absolutely no point in it doing the game's plot though, TLOU resonates because you control they characters and personally play out the encounters and engage in conversation. Couldn't work as a movie.

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#18 Posted by LostProphetFLCL (18526 posts) -

Will be interested if Raimi directs it. Tis a good director.

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#19 Posted by Karnage108 (2468 posts) -
@CrownKingArthur said:

again?

I know, I already saw I Am Legend...

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#21 Posted by R4gn4r0k (27142 posts) -

It doesn't need a movie. The game works because the relation between Joel and Ellie is shown over a long period of time. If they are going to shorten that time to fit a one and half or two hour movie, it could hurt the story

@sts106mat said:

what happened to the Peter Jackson Halo movie?, the bioshock movie? the mass effect movie ? the uncharted movie is still coming though right?

Could be. There is also a Sly Cooper movie and Ratchet and Clank movie coming.

Sony is making movies of a lot of their franchises it seems.

The best part is: Uwe Boll isn't directing any of them !!!

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#22 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

So they're just going to convert the game shot for shot into live action?

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#23 Posted by gago-gago (12018 posts) -

With all these layoffs and assets being sold, Sony making movies instead of big budget games like MS, just shows Sony can't afford taking the risk of making big budget games right now. They're more comfortable with their entertainment movie side of their business.

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#24 Posted by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

If I got one dollar for every time I hear of a developer wanting to make a video game movie I'd be rich. Problem is how come I never see these movies around, are they not released in cinemas everywhere around the world or something? I've lost count on how many times videogame movies are announced, but where are they?

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#25 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

To be expected wasn't it?

Also...

@CrownKingArthur said:

again?

lol'd

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#26 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:
@CrownKingArthur said:

again?

Oh gawd damnit all.

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#27 Posted by getyeryayasout (11477 posts) -

They gonna cast Ellen Page?

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#28 Posted by chocolate1325 (33009 posts) -

Leave the game as a game there is no need for a movie remember the RE movies.

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#29 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

@ R4gn4r0k

I played the game twice. Theres a whole lot of Nothing in between Encounters and Cutscenes, half of the game is nothing but walking and scavenging. You know whats worse than padding a game lengthen it ? Stretching it without the padding. Atleast Padding gives you something. Also the story's primary narrative was cutscenes so its not hard to picture what the movie would be like.

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#30 Edited by CrashNBurn281 (1518 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:

again?

Ok, that got me.